Thursday, 31 May 2012


I'm back from my trip to Tofino to visit my twin sis (otherwise known as other 'fub).  It was really fast and really fun and Tofino is a beautiful place.  We went on breathtaking walks...
 and runs along the beach...
 and ate giant burritos that weighed like bricks.

All in all a success--well, throw in a burrito like a brick and what can go wrong?  We also made really yummy cheesecake squares, and spent large amounts of time drawing together, had good long sisterly talks, I hung out at the really cool store where she works and we dissected every cute thing they had was really fun.

I was sad to go, but comforted myself with the thought of the two chubby little persons awaiting my return, and Ben, of course, was DYING to see me again.  Make a dad play Mr. Mom and he will never take you for granted again, hm?  It's a pretty good strategy.  Not that he took me for granted before...anyways, getting off track...

It was a fun and magical visit.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Post to Come Soon!

I'm sorry I've been slacking on posts lately; I was just visiting my family down in the Okanagan, and I'm leaving in about 4 days to visit my twin sis (other 'fub) in Tofino!  But I do have about 2 or 3 posts started, so I may post one before I leave, and there are many more to come!

meanwhile, to tide you over, remember this piece I drew last year when I was playing around with some pencil crayons?  Maybe I should bust those babies out again, that was fun.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Running and New Hairstyles.

Ever since the ice on the roads has melted, I've been running again.  It feels good to whip this ol' body back into shape, I tell ya.  Although I have to admit that for a while I was pretty out of shape.  Don't you hate it when there is somebody, way behind you, walking casually...

And then suddenly they are passing you with an insufferably calm and steady step, while you are huffing along desperately?  It is pretty sad.  It hasn't happened to me in a while, but still, it's the principle!

Anyhow, my hair has been total frump lately.  It's long grown out of it's cut and shape, and since it STILL won't curl (except for a few stubborn corkscrew curls at my temples) I have to straighten it and the ends have been all dry and yucky, and, well, this is where my sister comes in.  Her name is Sarah (I call her Stott) and she is a hairdresser with artistic vision.

I called her one day and asked her if she thought it would be OK to go blond.

"I give you permission to get some blond foils," She said.

"But--why can't I just go ALL blond--you know with highlights and lowlights and.."

"I give you permission to get some blond foils," She repeated firmly.

As fate would have it, Ben and I ended up making a quick trip to Kelowna where Stott resides, and she was able to transform my hair herself.

Now I look blond because of the streaks she put in, but my hair isn't completely dead from being bleached all over!  Plus I have a rockin new cut.  And it looks really cool with my new aviators.  (I've always wanted aviators and now I have some!)

While I was there I also bought some new shoes.  My old ones had holes in the toes, so it was time.  And I found some awesome sturdy moccasins on sale!  It was like a head-to-toe transformation, basically! I feel like a new woman now.  Instead of a frumpy Mom, I feel like a trendy and confident woman. It's amazing what a new hairstyle and some cute shoes will do.

 As for my art projects, here is where the horse one is leading me. I confess to a predisposition to experimenting with tissue paper, whether or not to my detriment is still to be found.

Have a good week!